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Hello there!  Today I have Lavande by Martin Storey to share.  I started this back in January of 2015 making it one of my oldest wip's held in hibernation.  Not the oldest, but one of the oldest. I rediscovered it a few weeks ago and decided that 2 years was quite long enough to be considered a work-in-progress, and either I needed to frog it or finish it.
made the smallest size and modified to make smaller, but could have made it smaller still. I decided I liked the front of the sweater, the low part, in the back.  It does look good either way, so it’s nice to have some versatility in a sweater.
For the sleeves I picked up stitches around the arm scythe and knit short rows down to the body, then joined in the round and knit to the elbow making decreases every 3/4". At the elbow, I knit front, back and front of every stitch (making 1 stitch into 3), thereby tripling the amount of stitches to make a flounce at the end of the sleeve. Love the way that turned out.
The yarn is perfection. Fingering weight 100% cotton can often feel like you're knitting with string, but not Summerlite. It has a very cashmere-like quality while knitting--very soft and forgiving in the hands, and it's made from the finest Egyptian Giza cotton. The fabric is just heaven, very lightweight and soft, plus it's machine washable.
I think my granddaughter has her eye on this, so I may wear it a few times and then hand it over the next time I see her. It’s darling and I love it, but one can only wear so many sweaters.
View all the patterns from Martin Storey's beautiful Summerlite 4-Ply Collection
Shop for Summerlite 4-ply at Uncommon Threads,  Webs,  FiberWild,  Churchmouse 
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9 comments:

  1. Boy, this one looks good. I especially like the scooped neckline in back.

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    1. Thank you. I just kept on trying it on with the scoop in back and decided that was the way I was going to wear it. I hope no one asks me if I've got it for n backwards. 😏

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  2. Love the sleeves. It doesn't look like the same garment, but I can see that the modifications are easy! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is divine! I love the sleeves and neckline and the color is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad the sleeves turned out. It was an experiment that worked!

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  4. Gorgeous sweater. Hurray for You modeling.

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    1. My neighbor is busier than ever so it's back to me. I had to chop off my face because my expression was so awful. You'd thank me if you'd seen it.

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  5. Looking good and the sweater is wonderful!

    Carole

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